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Japan Payoff Scandal Becomes Headache for Abe’s Ruling Party via Bloomberg News

[…] Hiroshige Seko of the Liberal Democratic Party received 6 million yen ($56,000) of donations from the president of a company linked to the furor surrounding Kansai Electric Power Co.’s nuclear operations, Kyodo News said. Seko’s office confirmed a donation, but didn’t … Continue reading

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Kepco restarts Takahama No. 4 reactor amid anti-nuclear protest via Japan Times

OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 4 reactor was restarted Wednesday just over 14 months after it was forced to shut down, bringing to four the number of reactors currently operating in Japan. […] Kepco officials reported no … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Power Companies Face the Shareholders via The Wall Street Journal

Japan’s two biggest power companies shrugged off proposals submitted by their largest shareholders at annual meetings Wednesday. At Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the company’s No. 1 shareholder, the district of Tokyo, asked … Continue reading

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Japan Approves Two Reactor Restarts, More Seen Ahead via The New York Times

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Saturday approved the resumption of nuclear power operations at two reactors despite mass public opposition, the first to come back on line after they were all shut down following the Fukushima crisis. Prime Minister Yoshihiko … Continue reading

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Gov’t mulling having vice minister stationed at Oi nuke plant: Hosono via The Mainichi

TOTTORI, Japan (Kyodo) — The government may station political officials, such as a senior vice industry minister, at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to ensure its safety, nuclear accident minister Goshi Hosono said Wednesday, in an effort … Continue reading

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Japanese officials ask KEPCO to break away from nuclear energy via Enformable

Throughout the past year, international government and state utility officials have said what happened in Fukushima, Japan, could never occur at any other nuclear power station in the world.  In Osaka Japan, a joint prefectural committee has recommended that the … Continue reading

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